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Old 12-09-2018, 09:51 PM   #15
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Tom & Patty: Ralph's CCC of 2500# seems correct for a 40' quad slide, WITHOUT smart beds, Aqua-Hot, roof rise and a few bells and whistles of the late models. RVPioneer has a 36' with only two slides, so it also makes sense that he has a LOT more CCC. That curb-side slide weighs a lot.


Late model 40' 4-slide coaches are really pushing the 33k GVWR, which is why I think we see more and more tag axles utilized with 40's. If you can find a 40 tag, there might be 6-8k CCC! The Kennar 40' quad, will probably have the same CCC as Ralph's. Pretty tempting price, though...


FYI, we've weighed our coach quite a bit over the years, at the free Oregon unmanned weight stations, and have never been overweight. Granted, we aren't full time, but have spent months on the road with full basement, water in the tanks, etc. You might consider re-thinking how much weight you will really be hauling around.


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Old 12-10-2018, 09:35 AM   #16
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I have a 1998 Alpine 36ft with one slide. I found the weight table just where you said it would be. I attached a picture. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-10-2018, 09:38 AM   #17
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I am very wary of super deals, especially in the south, given hurricanes and other water damage.


I also encountered a number of scams on the popular free online ad site.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:43 AM   #18
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This is listed by POPs. Response has not been exemplary. Not sure why people use these brokers, except maybe to screen potential buyers.
Florida, water damage.....exactly my concerns. Inside does look a bit worn too!
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Storm or water damage should be fairly easy to spot. At $65K it is reasonably priced for a quick sale. Depending on the age and condition of tires, batteries, shocks (may still have the original Bilsteins), steering bracket and proper functioning condition of other major components, refrigerator, A/Cís, inverter, etc it may not be a bargain at the current price. It could easily be a coach that needs $10K right off the bat.
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Well POPís still hasnít come through with any answers.
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We bought a 2005 40FDTS in April for less than that with what I consider minimal issues. I know that we are proud of our Alpines and that WRV did a great job making unique coaches, but as the saying goes, it's only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Maybe these folks just want out of it and aren't worried about making a financial gain. I know that's where the guy that I bought mine from was.

That's just my 2 cents...
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180 pictures. Wow looks like 224k miles not 24k.

https://www.poprvs.com/class-a-rvs-f...65203?c=917538
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180 pictures. Wow looks like 224k miles not 24k.

https://www.poprvs.com/class-a-rvs-f...65203?c=917538

No, I read that as 24507.2, i.e 2 tenths.
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You had better be able to tinker your self on this one. Lots of little things jump out at me in the pictures....A couple of them are not of the Alpine just so you know..
For me, I like and don't mine fixing some things as long as the major things are working properly. But if you are going to have to pay someone to fix everything it could get expensive quick.
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I know only 24k but it looks like 200k more.
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No, I read that as 24507.2, i.e 2 tenths.
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Yup somehow they put in two pics from a gas rig. Passing on this one. I see too many telltale signs.
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For me, I like and don't mine fixing some things as long as the major things are working properly. But if you are going to have to pay someone to fix everything it could get expensive quick.
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Look at the pictures of the entry area, I see water damage on the door and the step well. I see water infiltration in the bath and bedroom area.

Also agree there are several pics of some other coach, IIRC pic #6 is the first pic of dash area, it is not an Alpine, the later pic of that area is correct. Pic #19 is NOT an Alpine entry, the prior pic is, notice the water damage on the right (front) side. The front console is not the original radio, the bedroom radio is. What are the tye wraps on the pass side bedroom slide out, pic #19.

The insulation has come off in the engine compartment. The battery compartment has not been maintained. If you want to buy this coach be aware you could run into considerable expense remediating the issues above and any others that turn up. But if the price is right, it could be a great coach. I am the original purchaser on my Ď05 FDTS, and love it!
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Yup. I also see the urethane sealant around the front windshield vertical post is missing and the inside front cap looks like it has a water line rust mark. No, we are passing on this one. I am not that handy.
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